October is a perfect month to B.L.E.S.S. your neighbors! Here are some ideas for you and your family.
1) GET OUT: Halloween is a night your neighbors are outside and easy to engage. Don't stay inside! Set up a table outside to pass out candy and start conversations.
2) PAIR UP: Ask a neighbor if they want to pair up with you to pass out candy. Offer to have chairs in your front yard or the sidewalk. Between "candy customers" you can get to know your neighbor better.
3) REVERSE TRICK-OR-TREAT: Instead of knocking on doors to take something from your neighbors, go to your neighbors with something to give.
4) BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN: Host a Bring-Your-Own Pumpkin party in your front yard. Invite neighbors in advance to bring their pumpkins to do pumpkin painting or carving together.